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Saturday, February 08, 2014

I ran today carefully after the sun rose. I met with my running group at 6am, returned a borrowed jacket, but decided not to run with them due to my recent falls. I chose to run in daylight (7:10am this morning) and on an even surface, the path around Lake Hollingsworth. My stomach was still not feeling great, but I knew that with the Disney Princess Half Marathon two weeks from tomorrow, I was really needing a long run. I originally had hoped to go 15 miles, but at 13.65 miles I decided it was enough. I was getting a blister on my right foot and it was starting to rain. In fact, on the way home it down poured, so I was glad I made that call.

I'm not optimally trained for the upcoming event, but I'm adequately trained to enjoy the event and finish without too much strain. With the challenges I've faced recently, I think I've done pretty well. Now just a few short runs and it will be time to go for it!!

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DDOORN 2/9/2014 9:25PM

    Doing what you can and gauging yourself carefully so that you can live up to your expectations...good for you!


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WATERMELLEN 2/9/2014 5:19PM

    Excellent call. You are thinking long term and sustainability and enjoyment, and that's terrific.

I thought of you often while I was visiting your glorious state. And I can see that if you're exercising around Lake Hollinsgworth, you're east of Tampa so a bit north and more central than where I was vacationing, but another renowned birding location! How lucky you are!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/9/2014 11:27AM

    That sounds like an exciting and fun race. Enjoy it. emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon I do believe that having fun is the most important part!!!!

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STRIVERONE 2/9/2014 12:16AM

    If you enjoy the race, that is a win. You have a great attitude, so the win is in the bag.

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_LINDA 2/9/2014 12:02AM

    Well thought out and nothing ever hurt by being cautious! So glad you were careful! Please continue to do so so that you may enjoy your marathon -think of it as being 'fresh' for it!

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MSLZZY 2/8/2014 7:23PM

    You did very well and made a good decision.
You'll get back in the groove the close that day
comes. HUGS!

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DONNABRIGHT 2/8/2014 7:16PM

    Sometimes it is OK to not race to win but to enjoy the journey. I used to tell my kids something similar in those years with piano, dancing, gymnastics, etc. You don't have to be the best as long as you DO your best and it is important to have fun and enjoy what you are doing.

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GABY1948 2/8/2014 7:12PM

    I think you did an emoticon job! And I KNOW you will do a emoticon job running in that race. Praying for you, Marsha, and know you will be fine!


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FOCUSONME57 2/8/2014 5:12PM

    You'll be ready! You did a HM today, right? By two weeks from now, ACES!

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BLUENOSE63 2/8/2014 4:51PM


Your plethora of races in the last months have given you all the base you need for Disney! Enjoy it!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/8/2014 4:38PM

    Way to go Marsha! I almost called you to see how your tummy was feeling. I'm glad you are getting better!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/8/2014 3:27PM

    Great job! I always feel if I do 13 miles at least two weeks before the race, I've got it! And I know you'll do great.

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MEXGAL1 2/8/2014 3:04PM

    good you got a run in. I know the half marathon will go just fine for you.
Best of everything to you over the next two weeks preparing.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/8/2014 1:44PM

    This is quite a coincidence. You said,
"I was getting a blister on my right foot and it was starting to rain"
ME TOO! My run was shorter so I got it all in.
Smart decision to quit.

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NATPLUMMER 2/8/2014 1:35PM


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TERI-RIFIC 2/8/2014 1:35PM

    You HAVE done well! Go for it is right. emoticon

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TAICHIDANCER 2/8/2014 1:21PM

    13.65 is only 1.35 miles short of your goal and I think you showed wisdom in stopping short of a blister.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/8/2014 1:12PM

    This says it all: "adequately trained to enjoy the event and finish without too much strain"... upright position across the finish line, with that famous smile of yours on your face... the point is to HAVE FUN! I'll be thinking about you!

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